Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lots of Work Going On Here!

I just wanted to pop in before I go to sleep for the night. I've been busily working as much as this body will allow. I want to get this room switch finished as soon as possible. As soon as I started I knew I should take it slow and limit myself-but did I? NO!!! Now the fibromyalgia has kicked in and I am walking like a slow, tired horse.

I just keep praying and asking God for strength and you know, it seems I always manage to move on to the next thing-thank the Lord! A couple of friends are coming to help on Friday, so I should get more done. Many hands make light work-right?!

I've been a bit sad this week. My dear friend Linda, who I've been friends with since 3rd grade went on the mission field Monday with her family to British Columbia. I am so happy that they are able to go and do what God has called them to. I am only sad for selfish reasons. I enjoyed Linda's company alot and will miss spending time with her in person. I am grateful for email and phones though!

So, as I'm getting over that loss...I find out sweet Jewels from Eyes of Wonder (blog) is ending her blog! If ever there was a Barnabus out there...if ever there was a shining example to us all of a Titus 2 woman...she is it!!! Her posts are like light in a dark room, water to a thirsty soul and balm for the wounded. I cannot remember how I found her blog-but I shared it with many sisters right away. She became a topic whenever we got together. She shared her life with many, and inspired so many! I'm sure she will shine no matter where God leads her. Right now I am making the shawl her daughter gave the directions for. My daughter, Lydia, was inspired by their modest dress and asked for a couple of skirts after Jewels' daughters' fashion-which thrilled me! I am also going to make a couple for myself as soon as I get finished with this mess!!!

Jewels, you will probably never read this, but God bless you Sister. I pray that God will use me in the same Spirit He used you-to brighten the day of some other sister, I pray that He will inspire others through me and allow me the grace to be an example of a Titus 2 woman in this world. I long to be used as a Barnabus!

I thought I'd share this poem before I retire:

God Is Love

God is love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens;
God is wisdom, God is love.

Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never;
God is wisdom, God is love.

E'en the hour that darkest seemeth,
Will his changeless goodness prove;
From the gloom His brightness streameth,
God is wisdom, God is love.

He with earthly cares entwineth,
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth;
God is wisdom, God is love.

John Bowring

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. Amen

Remember to thank God always for the home-sweet things! He is so good to us!

1 comment:

Helenacstudios said...

Hi Glenda,
I love your inspirational blog. It feels warm and cozy. The poem is beautiful!! Happy simplifying!xoxox
Helena